Use Your Diaphragm to Breathe in Singing

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Hi! You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on how to sing. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to use your diaphragm correctly for singing. In this video, we are going to show you how to connect the diaphragm with breathing in singing.

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    Diaphragm forms our breathing.
    It gives us room to breathe and expels the rest of the air. Increasing the diaphragm usage skills improves our singing and breathing. Breathing may be responsible for 90% of singing. Those skills include your breathing, your control over breathing, and your control of the quantity of air inhaled. It is important to know how to breathe and use the diaphragm at the same time. The air should not expand your stomach or chest but the walls of your diaphragm. When you take a breath, try to imagine the breath going all the way down into the diaphragm and expanding the walls of the oblique muscles. Tighten your abdominal muscles upon breathing and imagine that you are holding the breath. Tightening your abdominal muscles will prevent air from escaping. You can feel the diaphragm much easier from the back, next to the obliques, under the rib cage, just in front of the kidneys.
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    Now, practice breathing by placing your hands on your sides in the diaphragm area and taking in air slowly.
    Feel the air going through your trachea, which is like a tube, into your lungs. Hold the air and tighten the abdomen. Feel the air trapped as if it's a force that forms your singing. Then release the breath by loosening the abdominal wall muscles and diaphragm support. When you inhale and reach the maximum capacity of the air intake, try to hold your breath by tightening the abdominal muscles. This will prevent air from escaping. Again, put your hands to the sides of the kidneys, take a breath, expand the ribcage, and concentrate on tightening the muscles. This will give you control and stabilization of breathing. Practicing these techniques will enable you to have a better and more resonant sound.
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    Remember that breathing is 80-90 % of singing.
    To form a good foundation, practice connecting your breath and diaphragm control.
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Please make sure to view our next tutorial on how to breathe through your mouth and nose when singing. This has been a tutorial on how to connect the diaphragm with the breath for singing. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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